Day lilies (Hemerocallis spp) are not indigenous but they are full-up in the Free State and can always be relied on to provide beautiful colour in the garden. The above species is Hemerocallis Stafford, a decidous plant which rewards the gardener with prolific blooms in the summer months. Each bloom only lasts one day, but the next day the new bloom opens so you don't even notice the gap! I also played around with my camera while taking this photo. I used Super Macro feature and although I had other more centred images, this one had the best backlighting for my post. I love the way the shadows play on the stamens and the clarity of the buds-in-waiting just behind the open flower. I can never get enough of nature, can you?